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What's This?

Post by jerlands » February 5th, 2018, 5:32 pm

I'm looking for a fight to get into :P Actually posting as a matter of formality as this board appears to follow those constraints, so here I am.

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Re: What's This?

Post by jerlands » February 16th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Does anyone know or even question?
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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Re: What's This?

Post by Steve3007 » February 19th, 2018, 10:42 am

It's a picture of two half-human-half-dogs fighting over a beetle with the sun above it and a hollow spherical device with holes punched in its bottom half, filled with water, below it. Possibly watering a garden. Or at least that's what it looks like to me.

Why do you ask? How is this going to result in a fight, other than the fight between the two dogs?

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Re: What's This?

Post by jerlands » February 19th, 2018, 4:34 pm

Steve3007 wrote:
February 19th, 2018, 10:42 am
It's a picture of two half-human-half-dogs fighting over a beetle with the sun above it and a hollow spherical device with holes punched in its bottom half, filled with water, below it. Possibly watering a garden. Or at least that's what it looks like to me.

Why do you ask? How is this going to result in a fight, other than the fight between the two dogs?
First let me tell you about a great tool called TinEye, a reverse image search that allows you to find where the image is located.

Ok.. so i think it's curious. The overall impression I get is two baboons squabbling (fighting or mixing it up) over something. But I guess what I was asking is what impression do other people get?

The relief is on display at the Met in the Ptolemies section and from around 400 BC so possibly pre-Alexander. It's a teaching of how things work and what things are :) Each hand of both baboons is touching a circle and between them is a beetle and two eyes. This may not make absolute sense to anyone not familiar with Egyptian art but I think it does give an idea.
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Re: What's This?

Post by Steve3007 » February 19th, 2018, 6:10 pm

Reverse image search: Yes, very useful. I like the apps that can recognize snippets of music too.

"The Met" = The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, yes?

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Re: What's This?

Post by jerlands » February 19th, 2018, 6:47 pm

Steve3007 wrote:
February 19th, 2018, 6:10 pm
"The Met" = The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, yes?
Yes. I should have included a link but that skipped my mind. Another thing I forgot to mention and found interesting is your thought on the watering idea which I was seeing as light rays (bits) but either way seems to be the result.
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Re: What's This?

Post by Steve3007 » February 19th, 2018, 6:49 pm

I wasn't entirely serious with the watering idea. In reality, light rays seems much more likely.

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Re: What's This?

Post by jerlands » February 19th, 2018, 7:36 pm

The result is what I think important.
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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